A Florida man was forced to take matters into his own hands after a 911 operator transferred him to a voicemail message and 4 home invaders came back into his house.
The home invasion and robbery took place last week in Pasco County, Florida. 4 robbers armed with guns broke into the mans house and began to rob him and beat his wife and stepmother.
The robbers fled and the man called 911, only to be transferred to a voicemail message. But that’s when the 4 crooks came back into the house and the man was able to arm himself and shoot at the suspects.
According to My Fox Tampa,
It happened earlier this week on Gwain Road in Port Richey. A man called 911 after four robbers with guns broke into his home, demanded money and prescription drugs.
The dispatcher tried to transfer the call from the fire department to law enforcement side of things – but he got a voicemail just as the crooks returned to the home.
Chaos ensues. The man takes matters into his own hands and shoot one of the robbers.
He then tells the dispatcher that he’s been robbed, and two women in the home were physically hurt.
The county released a timeline showing deputies were dispatched more than three and a half minutes after the original call, but they say the transfer problems didn’t slow down their response.
They also say steps are being taken to make sure it doesn’t happen again, although they didn’t clarify what those steps are.
As for the robbers, three of them have been caught, including the guy who was shot by the homeowner.
We are told by gun control activists that we don’t need guns because we have police officers to take care of us. Of course using that same logic we shouldn’t need any fire extinguishers because we have firefighters to take care of any fires for us.
This story is more proof that the police simply cannot be there in time in most home invasion situations, and if you wait for the 911 operator to send help it is often too late.
Thankfully the homeowner was a gun owner as well and he was able and ready to protect his family instead of relying on 911 to bail him out.